Daniel Drezner

Daniel Drezner

Formal First Name
1968 - present

Daniel Drezner is Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and the author of "Spoiler Alerts" for The Washington Post. Prior to joining The Fletcher School, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He also received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. Daniel is known for his scholarship and commentary on International Relations and International Political Economy. His areas of expertise include global economic governance, global political economy, and economic statecraft.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Nonresident Senior Fellow of Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

  • Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

  • His blog for Foreign Policy magazine was named by TIME as one of the 25 best blogs of 2012.


  • The Toddler in Chief: What Donald Trump Teaches Us about the Modern Presidency (2020)

  • The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas (2017)

  • The System Worked: How the world stopped another Great Depression (2014)

  • Theories of International Politics and Zombies (2011)

  • Avoiding Trivia: The role of strategic planning in American foreign policy (2009)

  • All Politics is Global: Explaining international regulatory regimes (2008)

  • Locating the Proper Authorities: The interaction of domestic and international institutions (2003)

  • The Sanctions Paradox: Economic statecraft and international relations (1999)



  • He has been a contributing editor for Foreign Policy and The National Interest.

  • He has been a commentator for NPR's Marketplace and Newsweek International.

  • He has been characterized as one of the most influential scholars and commentators on the international political economy of money and finance.

  • He has published articles in numerous scholarly journals such as the New York Times, Politico, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs.